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Dancers play Jews and Nazis alongside Auschwitz floats at yet another Spanish carnival

Amid debate on the appropriateness of festive parades making light of the murder of Jews and Romanis by the Nazis, second carnival in Spain has referenced the Holocaust with Nazi and concentration camp prisoner uniform costumes.

Spanish carnival troupe apologises over Holocaust-themed parade

A Spanish carnival troupe whose Holocaust-themed parade caused outrage has cancelled its remaining shows.

Madrid to open first Jewish museum after legal battle over building

Madrid will open a Jewish museum in a building, after the municipality won a legal battle to evict the squatters that had been illegally occupying it since 2017.

Spain’s new deputy PM called Israel an ‘illegal country’

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez appointed as his deputy a politician who has called Israel an “illegal country” and hosted a talk show with allegedly antisemitic content that aired on an Iranian-funded TV station.

Far-right Vox party surges in elections in Spain as Socialists win

The Socialist Party (PSOE) of caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won the highest number of seats but fell short of an absolute majority at the repeat General Election in Spain.

Barcelona district court rejects anti-Israel boycott

A district court in Barcelona recently issued a temporary injunction that rejects a boycott of Israeli individuals and businesses by the city of Molins de Rei.

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